Council prepares for road bond

After hearing assurances that borrowing an additional $20 million won’t break the bank, the Hawaii County Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution paving the way for emergency roadwork on alternative routes to Puna in the event lava crosses Highway 130.

Local News

Lava flow front remained stalled

Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Saturday morning the front of the June 27 lava flow had stalled and not advanced in the previous 24 hours.

Local Sports

San Diego State holds off Hawaii

SAN DIEGO — Donnel Pumphrey ran for 182 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries as San Diego State ground out a 20-10 win over Hawaii Saturday night.

State

Features

Help preserve Old Hawaii with plants

The annual Bamboo Festival last weekend in Papaikou made me think of our island in the “good old days.” Of course, the concept of the good old days depends on your perspective. I’ll just take it back to the 1950s and ’60s, since those were the days I remember on Oahu and living in Ka‘u. As we drove from Kona through Waimea and on to Hilo, I realized just how special each of our island communities are even after 50 years of change. Each little town or village has its own special charm. Even though there have been major shifts in land use from sugar to forest and orchards, we still have that special charm that makes life good living.

Community

Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole ‘Class of ’68’ reunion set

“Where, oh where, are all our classmates?” The “Class of 1968 — Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole Elem. &Inter. School” after 46 years are planning their first class reunion. It’s been so long since graduating, they are having trouble getting addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc., of their classmates.

Entertainment/People

Commentary

Third-party threshold

In his final address to the public, George Washington warned of the inherent dangers of political parties.

Nation

Another year, another small Social Security bump

WASHINGTON — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

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